Examples Of Discrimination In Fruitvale Station

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Movie: Fruitvale Station
What is the difference between prejudice and discrimination?
The term prejudice means to have a preconceived opinion that is not actually based on reason or any experience. Meaning a person can be “prejudiced against people from other backgrounds.” Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people. I believe the difference is that being prejudice is only an opinion of another group, while discrimination is the treatment or behavior toward those different groups of people.
How is prejudice illustrated in your movie example? b. One movie that I think demonstrates prejudice is the movie Fruitvale Station. In the movie, Oscar’s mother has a prejudice against the types of transportation. …show more content…

The police force in the movie also demonstrates discrimination. There is a conflict on the train where main character Oscar gets into with another passenger on the train, but this man is white and Oscar is black. The officers only assumed the black people on the train caused the disturbance and they were the only ones removed from the train.
What was identified/explained as the “cause” of prejudice and discrimination in your movie example? d. The cause of the discrimination was the fact that the people removed from the train were black. The officers believed the black people were the ones who were violent and disorderly to the officers.
How is this cause related to a theory of prejudice/discrimination described in your text? e. This is related to a theory of discrimination described in the text because stereotypes are sometimes overgeneralized and inaccurate. This relates to the cause of the discrimination in the example chosen.
Was prejudice and/or discrimination resolved (as least, somewhat) in your movie example? If so, how? If not, how would you suggest that it be resolved? f. No it was not. Oscar was gunned down in the train station due to the incident. I would suggest there be some serious work being done in the police force to limit the amount of discriminatory police

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